Winter Photography Tips

January 03, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

Personally, I'm a self confessed sun worshiper and I love summer more than any other season. I find little to appreciate about winter on the other hand. Too dark, too dull and, above all, way too cold. But you're supposed to find something good in everything in life, so I accepted the challenge and looked for the beautiful things in winter photography ... and found them.

Plan your day ahead

The moss essential part about winter photography is planning your day ahead. To make the most of the shorter days and the low sun and the light conditions that entails, you should plan in advance what you are going to shoot. There are numerous cell phone apps that provide you with all the all the information about the position of the sun, the time of sunrise, sunset, the "golden hour" and the "blue hour". As already mentioned, I myself am "cold blooded", in other words I perceive anything below 15 degrees as physical assault. Warm winter clothing is a must for every outdoor photo session, better wear a couple of layers too many rather than one too few. And last but not least, you should only leave the house full of energy ... this applies to your cell phone as well as to the batteries of your camera. The cold temperatures drain your batteries, which is why it is always advisable to have spare batteries for your camera and a power bank for your mobile phone.

Austrian winter lake landscape photography wall art print of the Danube Island covered with ice on a foggy winter morning in Vienna FloridsdorfWinter Landscape Wall ArtBeautiful landscape photo print of the Ice covered winter landscape on the Danube island on a brisk morning in January. | Available as high quality print on various materials. | Prints are sold unframed. |

Make the most of bad weather

The ideal idea of ​​winter photography is of course always a snow-covered winter landscape in front of a bright blue sky. The reality, however, is often a little different, at least here in Eastern Austria. Hazy days with foggy skies, flat light and simply cloudy and dull. But beautiful winter photos can also be taken in these weather conditions. Let the weather inspire you and embrace your inner melancholy in scenic winter landscapes.

Austrian winter lake landscape photography wall art print of the Danube Island covered with ice on a foggy winter morning in Vienna FloridsdorfWinter Landscape Wall ArtBeautiful landscape photo print of the Ice covered winter landscape on the Danube island on a brisk morning in January. | Available as high quality print on various materials. | Prints are sold unframed. |

Macro photography to capture the beauty of winter

Especially during the morning hours, the freezing fog sometimes covers nature with a thin layer of ice, which offers interesting motifs for macro photography. Personally, I am always particularly fascinated by the fine details of the ice crystals and the bizarre sculptures that Mother Nature creates here.

Fine art nature photography wall art print of a clematis covered with ice crystals in the winterIce Crystals on a Clematis Wall ArtSeeds of a Clematis plant covered with ice crystals. | Available as high quality print on various materials. | Prints are sold unframed. |

Play with color

Winter is not necessarily known for its colorfulness per se. Therefore, pictures quickly look somewhat bland. A small blob of color enhances any photo all the more and also gives a certain warmth to the shot.

Fine art nature photography wall art print of a pink calluna coverd with snow in the winterSnow Covered Calluna Wall ArtSnow covered calluna flowers. | Available as high quality print on various materials. | Prints are sold unframed. |

Go outside and rediscover the winter! And always remember: there is no such thing as bad weather, just wrong clothing.

 

 

Ich selbst bin ja bekennende Sonnenanbeterin und ich liebe den Sommer mehr als jede andere Jahreszeit. Dem Winter hingegen kann ich persönlich nur wenig abgewinnen. Zu finster, zu eintönig und vor allem viel zu kalt. Aber man soll ja allem im Leben auch etwas positives abgewinnen, also habe ich mich der Herausforderung gestellt und die schönen Dinge an der Winter-Fotografie gesucht...und auch gefunden.

Plane deinen Tag

Das Um und Auf der Winterfotografie ist eine gute Planung deines Tages. Um das Beste aus den kurzen Tagen und der tief stehenden Sonne und den damit einhergehenden Lichtverhältnissen zu machen, solltest du dir schon im Vorhinein überlegen, was du fotografieren möchtest. Es gibt mittlerweile auch zahlreiche Handy-Apps, die dir alle Informationen zum Sonnenstand, zur Zeit des Sonnenaufgangs, des Sonnenuntergangs, der "Golden Hour" und der "Blue Hour" liefern. Ich selbst bin wie bereits erwähnt eine "Dafrorene", sprich ich empfinde alles unter 15 Grad als Körperverletzung. Warme Winterkleidung ist für jede Outdoor-Fotosession obligatorisch, lieber ein paar Schichten zu viel als eine zu wenig. Und zu guter Letzt solltest du das Haus nur energiegeladen verlassen...das gilt für dein Handy wie auch für die Akkus deiner Kamera. Die kalten Temperatures zähren an den Reserven der Akkus, weshalb es immer ratsam ist, Ersatzakkus für deine Kamera und ein Powerbank für dein Handy mitzuhaben.

Mach das Beste aus dem Wetter

Die Idealvorstellung von Winterfotografie ist natürlich immer eine schneebedeckte Winterlandschaft vor einem strahlend blauem Himmel. Die Realität sieht zumindest in Ostösterreich oft etwas anders aus. Diesige Tage mit nebelverhangenem Himmel, flaches Licht und einfach trüb und eintönig. Aber auch in diesen Wetterverhältnissen lassen sich schöne Winterfotos schießen. Lass dich vom Wetter inspirieren und lebe deine innere Melancholie aus in stimmungsvollen Winterlandschaften.

Makrofotografie um die Schönheit des Winters festzuhalten

Besonders in den Morgenstunden überzieht der gefrierende Nebel die Natur manchmal mit einer feinen Eisschicht, die für die Makrofotografie interessante Motive bietet. Ich persönlich bin immer besonders fasziniert von den feinen Details der Eiskristalle und den bizarr anmutenden Skulpturen die Mutter Natur hier schafft.

Spiel mit der Farbe

Der Winter ist per se nicht unbedingt bekannt für seine Farbenfroheit. Bilder sehen deshalb schnell irgendwie fad aus. Ein kleiner Farbklecks wirkt aber gerade deswegen umso besser und gibt dem Bild auch eine gewisse Wärme.

Geh nach draußen und entdecke den Winter neu! Und nicht vergessen: es gibt kein schlechtes Wetter, sondern nur falsche Kleidung.


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